Lisa Dodson, PhD’93, and Luisa Stormer Deprez, PhD’95, wrote a piece titled “Maine Compass: Invest in Parents Today to Boost Children Tomorrow,” in the Morning Sentinel, a Waterville, Maine, newspaper, on Feb. 19. The article outlined the positive effects of parental education on children’s educational choices. Lisa is a visiting scholar at Brandeis’ Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy. Luisa is professor emerita of sociology at the University of Southern Maine. Jack E. Davis, PhD’94, a University of Florida history professor, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in history for his book “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea.” The book, an environmental history of the Gulf of Mexico, also won the Kirkus Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Jack’s next book will be a cultural and natural history of the bald eagle, with the working title “Bird of Paradox: How the Bald Eagle Saved the Soul of America.” William Kenyon, MFA’94, has written his first book, “Theatre and Stage Photography.” He is in his 14th year as head of the lighting design program in Penn State’s School of Theatre and also works professionally as a freelance theater designer. He was recently elected to chair the Education Commission at OISTAT (Organisation Internationale des Scénographes, Techniciens et Architectes de Théâtre), the international organization that oversees theater design, architectural activities and education. Tamara J. Gaskell, PhD’95, is director of the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, in New York. Previously, she was a reference librarian in Germantown, Tennessee. She has had a distinguished career as a public historian, most recently at Rutgers University and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
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